Bumped: Republican strategists are already looking for ways to capitalize on the potential suffering of everyday Americans if Gustav hits New Orleans hard.
From Fox News (of course):
Not one word of concern over the safety of the dear folks in New Orleans... and never mind that the focus on Mccain in New Orleans would draw precious safety workers away from helping everyday citizens.... instead it's time to stage the next John McCain photo op.
To hell with the welfare of Americans... they've got an election to win.
Morris asks "How much alike can Bush and McCain be?" Well, let's look back at where John McCain was three years ago when the full weight of Katrina's devastation was still bearing down of the poor people of New Orleans. (h/t Newshounds)
Bush and McCain celebrated McCain's birthday in Arizona.(AP/Newsweek)
Update: Efforts are being made by Republican surrogates to minimize the impact of the atrocities suggested by the GOP strategist in that news clip above with the use of the following clip.
Naturally they are quoting only a portion of what Moore says, leaving out where he wishes no harm come to anyone and then underscores the arrogance of McCain and Bush literally eating cake while New Orleans citizens drowned. (the bolded portion below is the part being left out of right wing blog quotes)
I was just thinking that, uh, this Gustav is proof that there is a God in Heaven -- that it would actually be on its way to New Orleans for Day One of the Republican Convention in the Twin Cities at the top of the Mississippi River. I mean certainly I hope no one gets hurt and I hope everybody is taking cover.
I don't know if you showed the cake there 3 years ago today with McCain and Bush -- when Marie Antoinette said let them eat cake I think she was speaking figuratively -- they literally were while New Orleans was drowning, eating cake. I don't know -- let's hope things get better.
By leaving out the portion where Moore wishes no harm come to anyone, the right wing liars are painting a picture that isn't true.
Ain't that a surprise...
Bu the suggestion in the first clip -- that McCain visit New Orleans despite the impact that would have on public safety personnel who would be drawn away from rescue and relief efforts to support McCain's motorcade and staged photo ops, is nothing short of amazing.
Do these people have no souls? Or is their hatred of black Americans so great? Or is their love of God and (GOP) country so blinding that they do not see the message they are preaching?
These are the people who have led this country's government for the last 8 years -- and a change is needed.
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